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When a sink handle leaks, turn the water off and inspect the O-Ring that’s connected to the cartridge. It is the small disc attached to the stem screw.
Over time a faucet’s cartridge becomes old and worn out. These parts, once they begin leaking, must be removed and replaced with a matching cartridge part.
On compression faucets, the washer rests against the valve seat. With age and friction between the two parts, the washer wears out or initially got installed incorrectly.
Water sediments will build up over time, causing a spout or spigot to leak. The inlet and outlet seals will erode from the access residue, and heavy deposits get left behind.
Finding a leak at the spout could indicate a bad or corroded valve seat. When water sediments build up, it erodes the valve seat, which in turn causes the part to leak.
The faucet will have an adjusting ring and packing nuts that loosen over time, causing a leak. But, if the leak is under the sink, there may be a broken fitting or pipe.